Chair in Cardiology - 57988

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Chair in Cardiology - 57988

Informal enquiries: please contact Professor Gerard Nash, Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, g.nash [at] bham[.]ac[.]uk [at] bham[.], Tel: 0121 4158709 or Professor Paulus Kirchhof, Deputy Director (clinical), p.kirchhof [at] bham[.]ac[.]uk Tel: 0121 414 7042 or Professor Steve Watson, Deputy Director (non-clinical), s.p.watson [at] bham[.]ac[.]uk Tel: 0121 414 6514

The University wishes to appoint an academic cardiologist with appropriate academic stature and profile of a Chair. The post will be within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, with clinical role at City Hospital within the Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBH)).

The appointee will promote cardiovascular medicine as an academic discipline in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, and form an important link with the partner Trust. He/she will be expected to complement existing academic strengths and to open up new collaborative opportunities with staff within the Institute, SWBH, the wider College of Medical and Dental Sciences and the University as a whole.

The Institute has a reputation for internationally competitive research, with world-wide recognition for its work in thrombo-inflammation and atrial fibrillation. Laboratory-based research centres on thrombosis, inflammation and vascular biology, and mechanisms underlying cardiac arrythmias. Clinical research at SWBH focuses on the clinical epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular pathophysiology, as well as an active clinical trials programme. There are existing strengths in community-based cardiovascular research.

An academic interest in improving diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in our established areas of interest would be desirable. This is in keeping with our developing interests in translational medicine, focussing on molecular mechanisms of thrombotic and heart diseases. Thus, a strong clinical research background, complemented by an interest in molecular cardiovascular pathophysiology would be an advantage. Experience in set-up, organisation and management of investigator-sponsored controlled trials would also be an advantage.

The appointee will be expected to have an ongoing research programme and track record in cardiovascular themes linked to the above, and have the capability to form local, national and international research collaborations.

In addition to making a major contribution to an area of research, the successful applicant will contribute to the wider delivery of the strategic plans of the Institute, College and SWBH NHS Trust They will also play an active and collegiate role within the Institute, the wider University, SWBH NHS Trust and the external environment, including internationally.

Eligible for GMC Registration
Inclusion on Specialist Register in Cardiology
MRCP (UK) or equivalent
Higher Degree (MD or PhD)

Clinical Experience
Considerable experience in the speciality as appropriate i.e. clinical cardiology
Ideally a wide experience in general and invasive cardiology (interventional), intensive care (Medicine) and/or interest in modifiable cardiovascular risk factors such as arrhythmias

Research Experience
International reputation in cardiovascular research
Commitment to development of a laboratory and clinical research theme that will fully complement/strengthen existing research in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.
Experience in collaborative research projects
Proven success in research leadership
Success in raising research funding
Successful supervision of research students, particularly PhD candidates, through to timely completion

Teaching Experience
Evidence of experience and leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of cardiovascular medicine
Leadership in course management and delivery, either at undergraduate or post-graduate level
Experience of teaching to MBChB students (or equivalent)

Skills and Knowledge
Specialist knowledge of translational cardiovascular research
Excellent communication skills
Interdisciplinary expertise, e.g. Improving diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in cardiovascular medicine based on translational insights

Personal Attributes
An academic leader
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
Capable of building strong and effective professional relationships with patients, families and colleagues
Gains confidence and trust from others
Able to respond to and cope with change
Demonstrates honesty and integrity
Demonstrated leadership skills
An interest and enthusiasm for teaching and an openness to develop new teaching approaches


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